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    awareness vs attention

    Hi All,

    I teach yoga so all my questions are related to the instructions I give in the class. Please let me know which one is correct or more appropriate;

    1. Please bring your awareness to your belly movements
    2. Please bring your attention to your belly movements

    Thanks in advance
    Gauri

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    Re: awareness vs attention

    Quote Originally Posted by gauri_agr View Post
    Hi All,

    I teach yoga so all my questions are related to the instructions I give in the class. Please let me know which one is correct or more appropriate;

    1. Please bring your awareness to your belly movements
    2. Please bring your attention to your belly movements

    Thanks in advance
    Gauri
    Usually, I'd say #2 but with yoga #1 can work too. Also, I think "abdomen/abdominal" is preferred to "belly": "abdominal movements". Belly really sounds good only if you're talking about belly dancing.

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    Re: awareness vs attention

    thanks freezeframe. Could please explain the difference between "attention" and "awareness" .

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    Re: awareness vs attention

    attention just means notice

    awareness implies more knowledge and understanding

    People who do yoga here like words like awareness because it sounds more meaningful; you're not just noticing your abdominal movements but somehow by focusing on them you gain some deep understanding of something


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